Spatially Immersive Sound

VELVET SOUND is a brand of AKM audio devices.

An authentic listening experience must be free of added noise and distortion.  VELVET SOUND technology strives to eliminate those distractions in the pursuit of Real Live Sound: a faithful re-creation of the original experience, as if you were there.


Real Live Sound

VELVET SOUND products provide an accurate representation of the original content.


Every sound propagates through the air.

It reaches out into the world.


VELVET SOUND provides a perfect re-creation of the original sound and everything that it touched.

It rebuilds the world that was born from that sound, and you'll feel it around you.

That is Velvet Sound.

Technology with Perfect Accuracy

Perfect live sound,
made possible by perfect numerical accuracy

Technology with Perfect Accuracy

VELVET SOUND is the constant pursuit of great sonic experiences.  It is the continuous enhancement of audio technology...

all in the service of conveying the living world of sound.

Technology with Perfect Accuracy

Is your listening experience faithful to the original?

An authentic listening experience must be free of added noise and distortion.

VELVET SOUND continuously improves performance and creates new technology in order to eliminate those distractions, revealing a world of real live sound.

Technology with a Single Purpose

A faithful re-creation of the original experience,
beyond any numerical representation.

Technology with a Single Purpose

A sound is more than just a sound.  There are details hidden within that stir one's passions.

VELVET SOUND reveals those secrets.  They stir the senses and might even inspire great art.

Technology with a Single Purpose

There is sound beyond sound.  The sound beyond what our ears can hear is critical to the experience. 

The experience is more important than the measurement.

AKM's years of experimentation have yielded a multitude of techniques to create sound that resonates, emotionally.

VELVET SOUND addresses every aspect of sound, building a world of authentic sonic experience.



VELVET SOUND is a sound philosophy and brand concept for AKM’s next-generation audio devices, featuring new chip architectures and core technologies.

The new circuitry found in VELVET SOUND devices is designed to maximize dynamics and ensure pure, unaltered audio data, prioritizing the accurate capture and reproduction of the source material in order to achieve high performance and rich musicality. These devices were designed specifically for the high-resolution digital audio era.

* VELVET SOUND ™, VELVET SOUND | VERITA ™ and Audio 4 Pro ™ are trademarks of Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation in Japan, Europe and the United States.